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Jul 4, 2013 03:01 PM

Montreal Chinatown - Looking for best cheat eats

Out of the loop with Montreal's Chinatown food scene and inexpensive, excellent Cantonese and Schezuan spots. Particularly enamoured with hot and sour soup, stir fried vegetables and noodle dishes. Hand-pulled noodles anywhere? Great orange beef is something I could really go for too. Any recommendations?

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  1. Is cheat eats a concept when you go out for food withoutyour wife knowing ? Guilty I am.

    I don't know if this is cheap but average 10$ a plate is common in most place in Chinatown.

    The place I go to these days is Hong Kong
    1023 St Laurent Blvd Montreal, QC H2Z 1J4
    (514) 861-0251

    Chez Maxim Oriental
    1059 St-Laurent but apparently Thomas who was at New Dynasty works there or is involved in the partnership. But haven't seen him when I went with my wife.

    We had the salt and peper squid and shrimps. Both plates were as good as New Dynasty when it was open. Wonton soup (noodles were good, broth was terrible)

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    1. re: maj54us

      Any relation to Maxim's in Hong Kong?

      1. Hand-pulled noodles at Nudo are very good, especially with the pork and pickled vegetable in a spicy broth. Hot and sour soup is a good bet at Beijing, and there is also Chinatown II around Guy-Concordia where you can get very good hot and sour soup at Cuisine Szechuan, excellent dumplings at Qing Hua Dumplings on Lincoln, and hand pulled noodles at Le Roi du Wonton.

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        1. re: Plateaumaman

          Are they doing hand-pulled noodles at Roi du Wonton? Whenever I've gone, their noodles were machine made, but I haven't been in a while.

          For hand-pulled noodles in Chinatown2 there's always Maison du Nord. That is if you can get them to make them for you. The crystal noodle dish is one of my top QPR pick's in the city.

          For cheap eats in Chinatown2 it's hard to beat Meilleur Choix next door to Roi du Wonton. Their steamed pork buns and braised beef noodles are just about the best deal in town. They also have a few other dishes that look really good. It's take-out only.

          Another good and cheap place is Shi Tang above Antep Kebab on Maisonneuve. Although it's not as good as its former incarnation as Tian Tan, it's still a good deal.

          1. re: SnackHappy

            Really Meilleur Choix is good??? Are their noodles homemade? I was always too sketched out to try it. Plus Im afraid of the woman at roi du wonton seeing me go there, she loves me! She calls me Jackson, its pretty funny. Im definetly going to try it soon though..

            1. re: jay_81k

              The noodles are not home-made. I think it's just store-bought spaghetti, but the dish is really good and super cheap.

              1. re: SnackHappy

                Oops, yes, meant homemade noodles at the Roi du Wonton.

        2. I like Noodle Factory on St-Urbain next to Guy Favreau.10-12$ and in and out in 20 minutes.

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          1. re: gds514

            Really? I was extremely not impressed with that place when I tried it . Their homemade noodles were like overcooked spaghetti..

            1. re: gds514

              You're kidding? Went to Noodle Factory about 6 months ago and it was possibly the worst meal I've ever had. Ate 1/10 of my soggy, disguting dumplings, and left. Truly an awful experience.

            2. Just out of Chinatown also on st Laurent is Luck Hop Foo great food